Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chains of Fear

'The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold in my life, of whom shall I be afraid?'  Psalm 27:1

I've said it before and I'm saying it again--I am in bondage to certain irrational fears.  That's just how it is.  Thankfully, my bible study group is beginning a new study by Grace Fox, Moving From Fear to Freedom, and it couldn't come at a better time for yours truly.  I have the strangest fears.  I'm not even gonna list them.  You would think I'm weird.  I think I'm weird.  But as I'm reading the book that goes along with the study I am beginning to see that I am not alone in my weirdness.

Thank God I am not the only one who has a problem with bondage to fear.  I don't have a lot of other problems in my life (Praise God) and I think fear is where Satan has chosen to attack me.  I know it is.  He can get a foothold in my mind by using my thoughts against me.  Even an innocent thought or conversation around me can trigger my irrational fear moments.  I don't even attempt to watch the news anymore.  I so want to be free from this!

Am I the only one here who feels this way?  Statistics show that I am most likely not the only one with these thoughts.  I am diligently seeking Him and what He is going to do through me as I break through these chains Satan has wound tight around me.  I know that with Him all things are possible.  He won't let me down.  He wants me to be free.  I'm hoping that once I've come through to the other side I'll see the purpose of this journey through fear.  I know He has a plan in it.

I am vacation bound!! Ten days at Myrtle Beach State excited and ready to get away for a little R&R. I'll be checking in regularly and doing a few posts ocean side :-)


Eileen said...

I can assure you that this weird girl wouldn't think you were weird. :) I tend to have irrational insecurities. That's how Satan gets me. I constantly have to battle this by reminding myself that my identity and worth is in Christ. Thanks Allison.

Jenifer said...

Ooh!! I am jealous! Have fun in Myrtle Beach! We are headed there in September and it can not come quick enough for me. =)

I have weird fears as well. Strange even silly things. Things that could control me if I didn't give them to God. Thank you for this!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

You know Allison, I have a feeling that if we delve into each of our "fear closets", we'd all have a few that others would find odd. :-)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful time away together!

Have a Blessed Day!

Lisa said...

Trust me, Allison, you are not weird. I think we all have irrational fears. But Jesus came to set us free!
Enjoy your vacation time. :)

Ken said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation. I too battle with fear and I think most people do, so you are not alone.

God bless,